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Counter-terrorism: Buratai bags two awards in London

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai was on Monday confered with two awards at a conference organized by the Anti-terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) and Global Risk International United Kingdom. Col. Sagir Musa, the Army Director of Public Relations made this known In a statement

War on Terror: NAF graduates 51 Special Forces instructors

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday graduated its second batch of locally trained Special Forces (SF) Instructors as part of efforts to build added capacity to address the current security challenges in the Country. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information made this known

Special Report: Ripples as Army redeploys battle-fatigued soldiers back to Boko Haram war

•Traumatized soldiers cry out for help •Allege favouritism over shielding of some soldiers from battle •Affected officers, soldiers should approach their Corps Commanders--DHQ Senator Iroegbu The latest decision by Nigerian Army to send about 388 soldiers most of whom were only rotated few months ago, back to the battlefront in the ongoing

‘Counter-terrorism requires global approach’

The G5 Sahel Permanent Secretary, Maman Sambo Sidikou has restated that the fight against terrorism in the region requires a comprehensive approach, coupled with further consultations and intelligence-sharing. The Permanent Secretary of this bloc made the announcement after meeting the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Tuesday. “Our destinies are common.

Boko Haram: IGP dismisses 121 officers for absconding deployment

Godsgift Onyedinefu and Sam Ogun The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has approved the dismissal of 121 of at least 167 police officers who allegedly absconded from a counter-terrorism training facility to avoid deployment to the North East to fight Boko Haram terrorists last week. The 121 officers who

Boko Haram: Intersociety cites ethno-religious biases in deployment, ‘dismissal of missing policemen’

•Faults counter-insurgency operations in Northeast Nigeria  Senator Iroegbu  The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has picked holes in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists, especially with the manner of personnel deployment to the North East Nigeria. Intersociety, faulted in particular the recent drafting